Welcome To Petersham Family Medical Centre
Conveniently located in the inner west of Sydney, NSW, Petersham Family Medical Centre is a multi-disciplined medical and allied health centre. Our doctors/GPs and allied health practitioners are fully trained, qualified and accredited, and the Centre is fully computerised, accredited and equipped with the latest equipment and technology. Our mission is to provide our customers with an extensive range of services, delivering the best possible clinical care, provided by suitably qualified and dedicated practitioners and staff with the most up-to-date and proven methods, materials and equipment.
Our goal at Petersham Family Medical Centre is to improve your health and wellbeing. We pride ourselves on providing quality health services with genuine care, dignity, respect and professionalism. At Petersham Family Medical Centre, regardless of your age, gender, cultural background and health status, every one of our patients receives the care and attention they require and deserve, in a friendly and caring environment. We aim to provide our patients with comprehensive, continuous and confidential general practice and family medical care.
At Petersham Family Medical Centre, we provide a wide ranging combination of services, from treatment of acute to chronic illnesses (including the management of emergency cases), women’s health, child health, psychology and counselling services, travel and general family health. We respect your need for prompt and efficient attention and endeavour to attend to you as quickly as possible, particularly in the case of sudden, acute and emergency cases. We are a modern, fully equipped, accredited practice and we take pride in the fact that all our policies and procedures comply with the relevant industry and government standards. We are proud to provide our full range of medical and allied health services to patients of all backgrounds, including those from non-English speaking backgrounds.
MIXED BILLING PRACTICE
We are a mixed billing practice – a private fee will apply for all consultations.
We will continue to accept the Medicare rebate for children under the age of 16 and DVA Gold Card holders.
For fully bulk-billed patients, the amount paid by Medicare is significantly less than the true cost to deliver the service, and it undervalues the significant training & skills of our doctors, nurses & administration staff. To maintain our standards, we have introduced discounted fees which will apply to all pensioners, concession card holders and children 16-18 years. This will occur from 09 August 2022.
Medicare rules dictate that you will be required to pay the fee in full, and we will then claim the Medicare rebate, on your behalf, at the same time- the Medicare rebate will be paid back to your bank account within 24 hours, leaving you out of pocket for the difference (our fee).
If you are experiencing financial hardship, you should have those discussions with your doctor during the consultation. Our doctors are able to use their discretion regarding fees, and they will be happy to have a wider discussion with you regarding these fees if you need further clarification.
Fees information can be found here: https://pfmc.net.au/fees/
EXTENDED OPENING HOURS
Open 7 Days : Weeknights to 9pm
Illness doesn’t always occur during business hours and there are times during normal working hours when you just can’t find the time to see a doctor. That’s why, as part of our commitment to providing the best possible service to patients, we’ve extended our opening hours.
Petersham Family Medical Centre is now the only medical practice at Petersham that is open 7 days a week (we are closed on public holidays only). We are also open in the evenings (weeknights to 9 pm). We also offer access to 24-hours care throughout the whole year. Please call reception during our surgery hours on (02) 9560 8207 to find out how to access 24 hours care.
Widest Range of Health Practitioners @ Petersham
Currently, we have three General Practitioners at Petersham Family Medical Centre, including both male and female doctors. In addition, we offer the most comprehensive range of allied health practitioners at the same location to be found anywhere in the inner west. We have Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Dietitians and Clinical Psychologists, all operating at the Centre. Our doctors/GPs and allied health practitioners are all fully trained, qualified and accredited. Our practitioners are all committed to good clinical practice (GCP). At our Centre we encourage our practitioners to contribute to the professional education of other practitioners, and to the advancement of medical knowledge by participating in relevant clinical research.